Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003

Oscar Niemeyer20 June 2003 - 14 September 2003

Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilions: Annual Architectural Commissions and Public Programmes

The 2003 Pavilion by Oscar Niemeyer was both simple and ingenious. Built in steel, aluminium, concrete and glass, its ruby-red ramp contrasted with the surprise of a partly submerged auditorium, affording views across the park. It also housed specially conceived wall drawings by Niemeyer. The Pavilion conformed to his principle that every project must be capable of summary in a simple ‘sketch’ and that once the support structure is finished the architecture should be more or less complete.


  • Title: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003
  • Creator: Oscar Niemeyer
  • Date Created: 20 June 2003 - 14 September 2003
  • Further Information: <a href="http://www.niemeyer.org.br/">Oscar Niemeyer</a>
  • Acknowledgements: Architectural Design Oscar Niemeyer José Carlos Sussekind Jair ValeraStructural Engineering: Arup Cecil Balmond Simon Barnes Lip Chiong Hamish Nevile Charles WalkerProject Director: Serpentine Gallery Julia Peyton-Jones Project Leader: Serpentine Gallery Mark RobinsonProject Organiser: Serpentine Gallery Achim Borchardt-HumeProject Advisors Lord Palumbo, Chairman, Serpentine Gallery Peter Rogers, Stanhope City of Westminster Planning and Transportation Department London region, English HeritageProject and Construction Management: Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd Tom Barton Benny Kelly Simon NealContractors Algek I.F.C. The BDL Group Plc Bovis Lend Lease Ltd Clipfine Limited Corus Construction and Industrial D + K Interiors Ltd Davis, Langdon & Everest Dulux Trade Eckelt Glas GmbH Hart Contractors Herman Lelie and Stefania Bonelli Hydro Aluminium Extrusions Ltd Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products Ltd Isometrix Lighting & Design John Doyle Group Keltbray Group Kino Club Laing O’Rourke Plc Mark Hornsby MOLAS Museum of London Archeology Service Montagu Evans Omni Colour Presentations Ltd Otis Ltd / Moveman Richard Lees Steel Decking Ltd Saint-Gobain Glass Sam Forster Ltd Schmidlin UK Ltd Sheetfabs (Nottm) Ltd Siteco Ltd T. Clarke Plc Viv Sendall and Luca Crestini William Hare LimitedSponsor EurexAdvisors Arup Stanhope
  • Type: Architecture
  • External Link: Serpentine Gallery

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